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Here is the trick Trump’s chief of staff is using to try to identify officials who are not loyal enough

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President Donald Trump’s fourth White House chief of staff has admitted to lying to the workforce he oversees in an attempt to catch White House whistleblowers, according to a new report.

“President Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, has told several White House staffers he’s fed specific nuggets of information to suspected leakers to see if they pass them on to reporters — a trap that would confirm his suspicions,” Axios reported Sunday.

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“This hunt for leakers has put some White House staffers on edge, with multiple officials telling Axios that Meadows has been unusually vocal about his tactics,” Axios explained. “So far, he’s caught only one person, for a minor leak.”

Trump has reportedly been outraged over reports that the Secret Service rushed him to the White House bunker during protests against police violence and the bombshell reports that he was briefed on Russia offering bounties for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan, but did nothing in response.

“So far, Meadows has yet to deliver on either of these high-priority leak hunts,” Axios reported. “All of Trump’s chiefs have tried to stop the leaks, with no success, but perhaps nobody tried harder than Mick Mulvaney.”

The Lincoln Project has attempted to exploit Trump’s paranoia in a campaign ad:

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Atlanta mayor tears into ‘narcissist’ Trump for ‘blasphemous’ claim he did more for Black America than John Lewis

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On CNN Tuesday, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tore into President Donald Trump for his suggestion in a new interview that he has done "more for Black Americans" than anyone else, during a discussion on the late civil rights leader John Lewis.

"What do you think about when President Trump says he personally has done more for Black Americans than anyone else?" said anchor Alisyn Camerota.

"He's delusional. He's a narcissist and he is delusional," said Bottoms. "The only person that believes that is him. He's done nothing for African-Americans in this country, and to speak that in the same sentence as speaking of John Lewis is almost blasphemous."

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‘It’s worse than ever’: White House has someone new to blame for Trump’s downward spiral

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According to a report from Politico, a substantial number of Republican insiders now see no way for Donald Trump to turn around his re-election campaign before November.

With less than 100 days to go before the election and his polling numbers in free-fall, the president has been getting input from unofficial advisers like former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) who have urged him to use some of the campaign tricks that served him well in 2016 -- but others close to the president say they won't work this time.

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‘Fred Trump pulls on his son from beyond the grave’: Reagan daughter explains why Trump may destroy democracy

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President Donald Trump's father set in motion the emotional pathologies that may ultimately destroy American democracy, according to Ronald Reagan's daughter.

Patti Davis said her father, like any other powerful man, remained a son who longed for his father's approval and lessons in manhood, and she describes in a new column for The Daily Beast how the presidents she's known personally were shaped by their paternal relationships.

"My father was the son of an alcoholic, whose drinking binges often left the family without money to pay bills," Davis wrote. "I have long felt that to understand Ronald Reagan, you have to understand that everything he was and did bounced off the fact that he was the child of an alcoholic. When he became a successful actor, he hired his father to answer his fan mail, wanting to give his father something to occupy himself with so that hopefully he wouldn’t drink. It worked for a while, until it didn’t."

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